2020-21 Academic Catalog


This is an archived copy of the 2020-21 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit http://catalog.msstate.edu.


Admissions counselors visit high schools and community/junior colleges to assist students in making a smooth transition to Mississippi State University by answering questions about admissions, financial aid, scholarships, university student housing, academic programs, fees and expenses, new student orientation, cooperative education, extracurricular activities, ROTC, and other areas of concern. Prospective students and their parents are encouraged to visit the campus, to meet students and professors, and to get an overall view of what the campus is like. To schedule a campus visit, go to www.admissions.msstate.edu.

For additional information, write to the Office of Admissions and Scholarships, P.O. Box 6334, Mississippi State, MS 39762, or telephone (662) 325-2224. Find the Office of Admissions and Scholarships on the Internet at admissions.msstate.edu.


All new students (freshmen and transfers) entering the university are encouraged to attend an orientation session. Orientation offers a variety of activities for both parents and students alike. Not only is orientation a time for students to register for classes, but it is also an opportunity for students and parents to become familiar with the institution, its activities and its academic programs. Students participate in interactive group sessions, register for classes and get to know other incoming students, all while becoming familiar with services and opportunities available at the university. Orientation is a celebration that welcomes all new students and their parents into the Bulldog family! Learn more at http://orientation.msstate.edu or email us at orientation@msstate.edu.